Merritt Island, Florida 

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Population

35,063

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

Median Income

$53,421

Avg. Home Price

$276,200

Best Places to Live in Merritt Island, Florida

Beach-city complex - Central Atlantic coast, 50 miles east/southeast of Orlando
Pros
-Climate
-Water recreation
-Cost of living
Cons
-Violent crime rate
-Rising living costs
-Arts and culture

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What Bert Has To Say About Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area

Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville anchor a large and complex area of barrier islands, beach and coastal communities comprising what is known as the “Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northernmost large barrier islands, adding considerable interest and economic benefit to the area. There are fine beaches on these islands, while the coast cities tend to carry most of the commercial, residential, and agricultural activity. Driven in part by the NASA facilities, there are a number of high tech firms in the area. The more family-oriented Palm Bay is the most populous of the three.


QUICK FACTS

City: Merritt Island
Zip Codes: 32953 32952
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 31 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merritt Island is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merritt Island jobs have increased by 0.86%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merritt Island's cost of living is 13.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Merritt Island's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Merritt Island's population is 35,063 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.62%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merritt Island is $276,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.59%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Merritt Island public schools spend $8,466 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Merritt Island. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Merritt Island

It's a good time to buy in Merritt Island. Home Appreciation is up 11.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Merritt Island Real Estate.

The median home price in Merritt Island is $276,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Merritt Island   5 Reviews
Generally pretty good - 4/3/2014
It can get hot in the summer, but you get a breeze off the ocean most afternoons. If you live on the waterways, it seems to be a little cooler. Winters are... Read More

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Florida livng - 4/26/2011
New to the area, but soon to know more. Florida is a sunshine state... Read More

ARCHITECTURE - 9/8/2008
Coming from Virginia, the Merritt Island architecture leaves a lot to be desired. Hurricane season (June - November) causes me a lot of... Read More


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32953 32952
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